Over the years, I spent too much time being critical of me. I would harshly judge my perceived failures and would doubt what I wanted to do. Not a pleasant place to be….unhappy with the past and fearing the future.
The tragedy of living like that is missing the peace of the present moment.
Recently, some of those thoughts returned as I work to finish my next book. Unpleasant, self-defeating thoughts.
When I talked with God about this, I received “It’s going to be….” and then God asked me, “What do you think I would say?” Wonderful question! As I started to fill in the blank, it is so obvious! Would God say:
It’s going to be terrible. It’s going to be a waste of time. It’s going to be useless. Of course not!
What I realize (again) is if I continue to write to glorify God, it is going to be awesome!
On our walk of faith, we may have the opportunity to talk with people who are facing regrets about their past and fearful of their future. We have an opportunity to be with them in the present moment where we can pray together and be blessed by God’s presence. We will have an opportunity to let them know…it truly is going to be ok…as we discover and share God’s grace, love, acceptance and hope.
“I believe anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps on doing them until he gets a record of succesful experience behind him.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt